Neuroscience for Kids
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pyle tena (Teacher (K-12))
Daniela Brauner (Faculty)
A pagina tem um aspecto antigo, mas o conteúdo é super interessante. Uma reformulada no material seria bem interessante.
Angelica L (Student)
Great educational website, numerous collection of links with learning activities regarding the nervous system. Diverse learning activities presented including, reading material, creative projects, experiments, games, and teaching lesson plans. The website is informative providing logical information and examples of projects and classroom activities for teachers to use as hands-on- activities. It also has a diverse amount of information for students or parents to access for fun activity time.The website has activities for a variety of learning levels, learning styles and a variety of age levels.
It was easy to navigate and find information related to specific topics in neuroscience.
isabel alejandra gaete muñoz (asesora pedagogica)
Gracias por el material, sin duda la neurociencia nos abre una nueva mirada para la educación de niños y jóvenes, permite una apertura hacia la comprensiòn de los procesos involucrados en el aprendizaje humano
Jose Octavio Becerra Ortiz (Health Care Professional)
Excelente, me parece que la neurociencia aun es un misterio para la humanidad, más aun si se trata de nuestro aprendizaje cuando somos niños, un misterio de años.
Francesca Catalano (Administrator)
Great set of materials that can be used in lecture notes or as the basis for a project.
Jim Bidlack (Faculty)
The site was very interactive and had a wide assortment of different activites for different levels of learning. I liked that the site featured questions from different students.
Melissa McCartney (education project manager)
This Web site recently won the Science magazine SPORE award.
This has something for everyone, from a kindergarten student to an undergraduate. In fact, my only issue with this Web site is that the title makes it seem that undergraduate wouldn't be interested.
This Web site also includes a monthly newsletter that keeps you up to date on changes made to the Web site, but also on news articles pertaining to neuroscience and any other points of interest in the field.
Hsueh-Yung Chen (Student)
This website contains a lot of useful information on the neuroscience. I would like to use some information and games on the lecture of nerve system in living environment class. The Q and A section has wonderful information for teachers to plan the lesson. I spend more than an hour to browse this site. I think this website is mainly for teacher not for students. I love the brain games section especially the “Brain Hieroglyphics”. By playing that game students will definitely remember the vocabularies relate to the neuroscience.
Roxana Marachi (Faculty)
Dawn Giannoni (Consultant)
Heather Zeng (Faculty)
Brittany Kupka (Student)
Ruth Markulis (Administrator)
Kymberly Richard (Faculty)
Susan Weaver (Administrator)
Jessica Smith (Student)
Jacob Pinkston (Student)
Paul Richardson (Staff)
Cole Johnson (Student)
found most of the information to be very direct and well said. This site is
very good for kids especially those with burning questions. I will be keeping
this site in mind when I start teaching in my own classroom
With all the games and vertual reality things avalable its nice to see such a
well designed website directed to students.
Jennifer Wilson (Student)
results. This site is directed toward many age levels and could be used in the
classroom by students ranging from the elementary level to the high school
level. This site helps the user develop the key concepts in neuroscience and
employs interesting and fun ways to explore the dynamics of the field by
providing interactive experiments, charts, and illustrations. This site is
obviously designed for students at a higher reading level, as some of the
information is somewhat extensive. However, for the most part, this site could
easily be adapted for use by younger students through teacher guidance and
instruction, as it provides clear and concrete illustrations and entertaining
to help students develop the basic concepts of neuroscience. Although I did not
use this site in a classroom, I believe it could easily be adapted for use in a
classroom and could be a very useful tool that teachers could use to introduce
the basic ideas found in the field of neuroscience, which would more than likely
prompt students to want to find more infromation within the field on their own.
subcategories that could be focused on by the instructor if used in a
classroom. The site is easy to navigate as well. The use of color and
entertaining photos also make the site asthetically pleasing and would
definitely draw the interest of younger students who use the site.
Zach Perry (Faculty)
the site was easy to navigate so that even younger students would have no
problems using it. There is just a ton of information here and there are
unlimited possibilities for lessons that can be devised from the material on
this site. I also feel that this site is great because not only can college age
kids find something they are interested in, but I think that junior high and
high school students would have no problems navigating this site and using it to
their advantage. I spent about 1 hour surfing this site and still didn't get
to most of it. I will definetely recommend this site to my students and will
use it to incorporate a technological side to my lessons on neurological
the pages were quick to pop up. There are also a lot of great extra activities
at the bottom of many pages. I think the illustrations are helpful and the
language is appropriate for various age groups.
Alan Todd (Faculty)
refresh my memory before completing a unit on the brain. Also, I shared some of
the activities with my teacher and classmates at the time (Health in the
Elementary Classroom). I think that some older elementary and even middle
school students would enjoy reviewing the website themselves.
Sonya Tomlinson (Student)
this site. I found that the information provided would be helpful to both
students and teachers. As an educator the activities and lesson ideas were very
appealing. Children would be drawn in and would gain termendous knowledge
about the nervous system by it.
time user. It would be a site that I would come back to often.
Carol Baker Snyder (Student)
kids to adult.
Kelly VanBrocklin (Student)
was easy to read and very eay to understand. The information that I found here
was just what I needed. Thank You
Jennifer Jaquay (Student)
the different ways to look at neuroscience and how to teach children about it.
I believe that this site allows for learning about a subject that may sound
terrifying but if applied in the right manner can be fun and educational at the
approach. It didn't seem to complicated in accessing the imformation that you
were looking for, may just going back might be a problem. AS for the merlot
system I think it is a great learning and teaching tool, and the comments from
users is a great idea to see how other people have viewed the material.
mercy austen (Student)
learning tool. The web page is bright and colorful and is well marked for easy
navigation. There are thirteen main areas to investigate. It is a fun,
interactive way for students (age 13-16) to learn about the brain. It also has a
section called "Resources for Teachers" that helps to plan a lesson!
Some highlights for students are the basic facts offered about the brain in
trivia style. For example,
the brain is made up of 100 billion neurons and weighs approximately 3 pounds.
There are puzzles, brain games and reflex games. The reflex games include
turning off the lights (so
that you pupils grow big), then turning them back on to time how long it takes
for them to shrink
again. There is another reflex game where students test each others knee jerk
reflex. I think the
games are significant, because they teach real concepts by doing.
There is also a section on a drawing contest, a free newsletter and a place to
send a card. This web
page also has a section where you can make notes and e-mail it to yourself.
I highly recommend the web page as a must for any student learning about the
brain in the 13-16 age
group. It is also a must for any biology or health instructor teaching this age
group about the brain. It
would be an excellent source of fun homework for students. In other words,
sending them to the
web page to learn about the Stroop Effect. It is a fun game. Try it. Some older
students could utilize
the web page, but might find it 'kiddish'.